Social activist and former politician Swami Agnivesh has now accused the Sangh Parivar of promulgating communal hatred and also made an appeal to people to join hands in combating the ‘menace’. He recently addressed a seminar that had a theme ‘Standing up to hatred; Violence and intolerance in contemporary India’. He mentioned in his speech that people should not get brainwashed by the ‘narrow Hindutva propagated by the Sangh Parivar‘.
Let us tell you that Agnivesh was brutally attacked by a group of BJP affiliated youth wing workers in Jharkhand, in the month of July. He also mentioned that this is the right time to combat communal elements.
“Today we need to come together, close our ranks, fight the menace of communalism in the great spirit of saving democracy, Indian constitution and saving the greatest Hindu civilisation.”
Swami Agnivesh also claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP chief Amit Shah had established their control on the party and the RSS. He stated:
“In a way everything, he (Modi) is like a dictator like Adolf Hitler… Hitler also came to power through democracy and not by an army coup. I survived just with the grace of God. The mob would have killed me. I thought I am finished.”
Agnivesh further mentioned that he is still dealing with health issues ever since he was thrashed by the mob. As soon as this news broke on Twitter, people started reacting on the same. This is what people had to say:
If 1984 was a holocaust, how will you yerm the Godhra incident. Modi (CM) was worse than Hitler who let people loose.
— RB (@rajeevshalimar) August 5, 2018
Goebbels’ theory worked that time b/c he controlled ALL media. Not the case today. Everyone thought Hitler was Almighty. People just couldn’t come together to resist
This time People know hardly 31% voted for Modi & even less will support him in 2019
Goebbels will fail here🇮🇳
— Girish (@GirishNaught) August 5, 2018
As usual, so much tweets, rona-dhona, modi, hitler, dictator kind of words are in the air, but when reality will come out to fir dusre mudde ki talash me nikal padende 😁 #ABPNews
— Himanshu Pandit (@himanshutvm) August 3, 2018
It pains doesn’t it, but for the kind of third rate language that you had used against Narendra Modi- from Hitler to what not- to even bringing his wife’s name to through mid at him- you have employed every cheap antic at ur disposal. Enjoy ranting from 🏡 home!
— Sajith Sasidharan (@SajithSasidhar2) August 2, 2018
— Anti Nazi (@ZomaBen) July 31, 2018
In Hitler’s case, the enemy was the Jew; in Modi’s case the enemy is the Muslim! Everything revolves around this core.
— Arun Shourie Unofficial (@FeignShourie) July 29, 2018
these are some gems of Indian journalism who denied to bow against indian Hitler (modi) and political mafia leader (amit shah)
— tabish ahmad (@tabtall) August 4, 2018
sanjay gandhi sterilized 15 times more poeple than hitler
but we are made to forget it.
— शैलजा #ModiVolunteer (@ModiVolunteer) August 5, 2018
On the other hand, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also laid charges on BJP and mentioned that communal violence and lynching in the name of cow vigilantism has risen in the past few years. The seminar was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, run by the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee.